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Christopher Szabo

Digital Journalist based in Pretoria, South Africa. Joined on Mar 19, 2009
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Ancient Viking sword to go under the hammer

London - A very rare Viking sword from the 11th Century that could have been at both the Battle of Stamford Bridge and at Bannockburn is to go on auction at Christie’s in London.
In the Media by Christopher Szabo - 2 comments

Holocaust hero finally gets his due in Hungary

Budapest - A soldier whose actions saved some 200,000 Hungarian Jews has finally been recognised in Hungary, 70 years after the event.
In the Media by Christopher Szabo

Dalai Lama concerned about all global issues Special

Pretoria - The Office of Tibet in South Africa has celebrated the birthday of the country’s spiritual leader, Tenzin Gyatso, better known as the 14th Dalai Lama, as well as introducing the new Representative, Nangsa Chodon.
Digital Journal Report by Christopher Szabo

Controversy reigns over South African presidential inauguration Special

Pretoria - South Africa has witnessed its fifth presidential inauguration since the advent of democracy in the country with President Jacob Zuma being re-instated as president for a second term.
Digital Journal Report by Christopher Szabo - 2 comments

UN forces repel rebel attack Special

Goma - A rebel group has attacked the United Nations’ Force Intervention Brigade (FIB) in the Democratic Republic of Congo, injuring three South African soldiers, one badly and triggering a counter-strike.
Digital Journal Report by Christopher Szabo

Key trial of alleged Hungarian Communist war criminal opens

Budapest - The first-ever top-ranking former Communist official to be charged has appeared in a Budapest court charged with war crimes relating to the shootings of dozens of civilians in the aftermath of the failed Hungarian Revolution of 1956.
In the Media by Christopher Szabo

South Africa remembers worst wartime sea disaster Special

Pretoria - As the world marks the centenary in 2014 of the outbreak of World War One, South Africans are commemorating those who lost their lives 97 year ago in one of the country’s worst maritime disasters during that war.
Digital Journal Report by Christopher Szabo

South African Air Force committed to African peace and security

Pretoria - The Chief of the South African Air Force (SAAF), Lieutenant General Zakes Msimang, has stressed the country’s commitment to bringing peace and security to the African continent.
In the Media by Christopher Szabo

Angela Lansbury on this year's honours list

London - Popular actress Angela Lansbury, best known for her role in the murder mystery television show, Murder, She Wrote, is to be made a Dame of the British Empire (DBE) in this year’s New Year’s honours list.
In the Media by Christopher Szabo - 7 comments

War in Central African Republic: The human side of the story Special

Bangui - In war-torn Central African Republic (CAR) the former Séléka rebels have been wreaking havoc up and down the country by looting and instituting a rule of terror and total chaos, resulting in the flight of entire populations.
Digital Journal Report by Christopher Szabo - 3 comments

Photo Essay: Security tight at Mandela Lying in State Special

Pretoria - The area around the Union Buildings in Pretoria, South Africa’s executive capital, is in effective lockdown with South African Police Services (SAPS) and the military highly visible everywhere.
Digital Journal Report by Christopher Szabo - 1 comment

World mourns Mandela while Central African Republic bleeds

Bangui - While the world watches one point on the African continent as South Africa mourns its great president, in Central African Republic a humanitarian tragedy is unfolding.
In the Media by Christopher Szabo - 2 comments

Op-Ed: A South African view —Mandela was a great statesman, but no saint

Pretoria - When I got up Friday morning and heard the news that Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, South Africa’s first black president, had passed way, I was surprised at my own reaction, which was quite mixed.
In the Media by Christopher Szabo - 22 comments

Hungary moves towards opening Communist spy files, 23 years on

Budapest - Twenty-three years after the end of Communism in Hungary, the country has taken a tentative step towards opening the secret files of the era to the public, the last former East Bloc country to do so.
In the Media by Christopher Szabo - 1 comment

Women feature in South African Remembrance Sunday Special

Johannesburg - The Johannesburg City Council held its 93rd consecutive Remembrance Sunday at the Cenotaph over the weekend, remembering the oft-forgotten service of women.
Digital Journal Report by Christopher Szabo

Rebel group in Congo surrenders after UN force attacks

Kinshasa - After the deployment of the first peace-making force raised by the UN, the Force Intervention Brigade (FIB) to aid the Congolese Army, the M23 rebel group, which has kept the North Kivu province in turmoil, has begun to surrender.
In the Media by Christopher Szabo - 4 comments

Hungary wants to know if US tried influencing internal politics

Budapest - There are indications that the US used information gleaned from spying on its small NATO ally, Hungary, to politically influence the internal affairs of the country, it has emerged from a meeting of the National Security Committee in Budapest.
In the Media by Christopher Szabo - 2 comments

A trip into the past at Cradle of Mankind World Heritage Site Special

Pretoria - One of Africa’s oldest palaeontology sites, the Cradle of Humankind, contains some of the most ancient hominid remains, going back more than three million years and Digital Journal took a journey into the past at the weekend.
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Pretoria Diplomatic Fair celebrates 50 years of the African Union Special

Pretoria - South Africa’s Department of International Relations and Cooperation and the City of Tshwane (Greater Pretoria) have held a Diplomatic Fair celebrating 50 Years of the Organisation of African Unity, now re-christened the African Union.
Digital Journal Report by Christopher Szabo

Budapest recalls 100 years of famous photographer, Robert Capa

Budapest - The National Museum in Budapest, Hungary is celebrating world-renowned war photographer Robert Capa’s centenial, who was born Endre Friedman in the city in 1913.
In the Media by Christopher Szabo
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